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Cord Martin Music Resume


Saxophones (Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bari)

Doubling Experience on secondary instruments: Flute and Clarinet

Proficient sight-reading skills

Proficient improvisational skills in various genres

Experience playing in diverse musical styles: classical, gospel, jazz, pop, funk, latin, etc.

Experience in recording studio as a soloist and horn section

Experience with conducting and orchestration/arranging


Middle Tennessee State University

• Bachelor of Music in Music Education (2010)

Sam Houston State University

• Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting (2014)

Teaching Experience:

  • Co-Director of Bands at Whitthorne Middle School (2011-present).

  • I teach woodwind, brass and percussion instruments to over 225 students from grades 6-8.

  • Director of the Murfreesboro Youth Jazz Orchestra (2011-2015)

  • Director of the Ethos Jazz Ensemble (2015-present)

Clinician Experience:

  • I served as guest clinician for the All Mid-Tennessee 7th and 8th Grade Jazz Band 

  • I served as guest clinician for the All-Rutherford County High School Jazz Band 

Live Performance Experience:

  • New Jersey-based saxophonist Don Braden (played with Freddie Hubbard and others)

  • Aretha Franklin at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center October 2015

  • CMA Country Christmas Show with Brian Setzer (ABC Television) Nov 2015

  • I perform regularly on the Nashville music scene. Some of these artists/groups are:

  • Gospel jazz pianist Ben Tankard

  • Smooth jazz trumpeter Rick Braun

  • Denver and the Mile High Orchestra

  • Latin Jazz group El Movimiento

  • Scat Springs Band

  • John Birdsong (Jazz Bassist)

  • Tyronn Hamilton (Jazz Pianist)

  • The Duffy Jackson Big Band

  • Jazz trumpeter Rod McGaha and his United for Peace Orchestra

  • Nashville independent artist Jason Eskridge

Recording Experience:

  • Recorded on Gospel artist Benita Washington’s Faithful God (2010) alto, tenor sax

  •  Recorded on gospel recording artist Jamar Carter’s Verily (2009)

  •  Recorded on Riverside SDA Church’s Psalms of Exaltation (2013)

  •  Recorded with The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker’s Burn It Down (2009)

  •  Recorded with Roy “Futureman” Wooten’s Black Mozart Ensemble (2009) soprano/tenor

  •  Recorded on Chris West’s Trilogy album

  •  Recorded with Mick Hicks’ This is Life album

  •  Recorded on various samples and demos for up and coming artist and writers

  •  Recored Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxophones on a Rock and Roll record for producer Jim Corrigan

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